As part of a ‘Back in Town’ recovery strategy for the town centre, Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) is calling out to businesses to share their plans for reopening when lockdown restrictions are eased.
Companies who submit their details into the secure online portal on the Warrington BID site will get social media promotion across Warrington and receive further support from the Warrington BID team to help boost communications about how and when the town centre and its businesses are opening up.
Companies can also receive government guidelines and ask for advice, information and support through registering.
This information will help inform a stakeholder-wide mapping exercise and a co-ordinated movement strategy and social distancing measures. The aim is to create a consistent system of safety interventions across public and privately managed spaces in the town centre.
This is likely to consider one way systems of movement, signage, car parking and queue management in smaller retail and larger retail environments, understanding capacity in pedestrianised areas, street furniture and seating, offices and car parks.
Warrington BID is collecting data from businesses about their plans to reopen to monitor what is happening on the ground. This is for all types and sizes of businesses and organisations in the town centre, whether BID members or not.
Warrington BID Manager Harriet Roberts said: “By registering your plans and asking for support if you need it, you will be part of planning and promoting a robust recovery plan and a consistent safety message and communication with visitors. This information will also help to shape how we support businesses with sustainability and innovation.
“We are keen to do what we can to get the town back on its feet and to work with all our partners to create and promote Warrington as a safe and healthy place to shop, visit and do business.”
The registration portal for businesses can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WarringtonBusinessRegistrationForm.
For all other enquiries, please email Warringtonbid@groundwork.org.uk